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Niall Ferguson Defends Newsweek Cover: Correct This, Bloggers
The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2012 | Niall Ferguson

Posted on 08/21/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by EveningStar

First, duck the argument. Second, nitpick. Third, vilify. That’s what Niall Ferguson says liberal bloggers did after reading his Newsweek story on Obama’s record. Here, he offers a point-by-point defense of his argument.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newsweek; niallferguson; obama

1 posted on 08/21/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

This SHOULD be the discussion all this week, but instead, that stupid fool running for senator in MO decided to screw everything up.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: EveningStar

Can you or anybody else quote the article for us? I don’t want to give The Daily Mephistopheles / Daily Satan / Daily Beast any traffic.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 12:44:23 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: EveningStar

Oh oh. Liberal bloggers really asked for it. Fool for challenging Niall Ferguson.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: EveningStar

bookmark


5 posted on 08/21/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: EveningStar

BUMP


6 posted on 08/21/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: backwoods-engineer; All
I clicked on the link, and so can anyone else.

Posting full articles without permission is theft.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 3:44:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: backwoods-engineer; All

Here he is by phone with bloomberg and a transcript via ZeroHedge:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/niall-hit-road-barack-ferguson-responds-liberal-blogosphere


8 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: EveningStar
Posting full articles without permission is theft.

No, posting full articles without permission is quite possibly a violation of a state-granted monopoly called "copyright". The notion that it is "theft" is highly dubious, in that unlike theft, the posting of a copy does not deprive anyone of their copy. The comparison of plagiarism, in which copies of someone else's work are passed off as one's own, with theft is more apt, as one wrongly receives credit and deprives the actual author of credit, but this analogy has been wrongly appropriated as a propagandistic tool by rent-seeking commercial interests in publishing industries for the reification of copyright as property, even in cases where no plagiarism is committed because the actual author is credited with the work.

I suspect Prof. Ferguson would be perfectly happy to have properly attributed copies of his writings on current politics generated and spread all over the internet. It is only the rent-seeking publishers who might object to the violation of their monopoly rights with a bogus claim of "theft".

9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:21:05 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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